Police: Man critically shot while trying to rob elderly woman

Bosart Ave. shooting scene

A man was reportedly trying to rob an elderly woman when he was critically shot on the east side Monday afternoon.

Anthony Talley, 27, was shot several times in the 700 block of North Bosart Avenue just after 4:30 p.m. EMS personnel took him to the hospital in critical condition. He was still listed as critical late Monday night.

Witnesses later told police Talley was trying to rob an elderly female business owner inside her rental office at the time. As he pointed a gun at the woman, the victim's husband appeared from the back of the house. He feared his wife was in danger, so he shot Talley.

The elderly couple was not hurt.

Investigators later discovered Talley was wanted on several outstanding warrants in both Marion and Johnson counties.